In March, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at Open Networking Summit about Network Reliability Engineering, and had several awesome discussions around the conference about the impact automation is having on our industry. How are we supposed to keep up with all of the SDN, NFV, Intent-based Networking, and automation news we see every day. What’s the broader context, if any, that all of this should fall into? Surely it’s not as simple as “learning to code”. Rather, automation is a journey that requires foundational changes in internal processes, corporate culture, and technology. Let me focus on what we need to consider from a processes standpoint.
We stand in the midst of a technological revolution. The complexity, scale, and more importantly, the pace, are unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The speed of current technological breakthroughs is disrupting almost every industry in every country while the breadth and depth of these disruptions are fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and communicate with each other.
The industry is ablaze with talk about automation and DevOps. The proliferation of tools across the rest of IT infrastructure has created pressure on networking teams to automate. And with the dynamic requirements underpinning cloud, they must.
Is your network built for the demands of 5G, IoT and emerging mobile applications? Is infrastructure complexity hindering your “agility” to respond? Perhaps it’s time to rethink your network infrastructure and its operations.
FRRouting is an open source routing stack that runs on Linux or Unix based platforms. It supports routing daemons ranging from IGP (OSPF, IS-IS, RIP), MPLS, BGP, PIM etc. FRRouting has its origins from the Quagga project. It is now part of Linux Foundation working on the routing stack needs for ISPs and Cloud providers. Juniper Networks and FreeRangeRouting (FRRouting) partnered to demonstrate disaggregated solution using open source software and open forwarding interfaces. The forwarding ASIC used for this effort is “vTrio”, a simulation of “Trio” ASIC that powers the Industry leading MX routers.